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  • Bolivia flash flood sweeps away bus, truck; 30 die

    01/30/2011 8:06:29 PM PST · by quantim · 4 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Jan 30, 10:22 PM EST
    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- Police in Bolivia say a raging river has swept at least 30 people to their deaths after swamping a bus and a truck that tried to cross. Chuquisaca police chief Iver Marquez says volunteer rescuers have recovered 30 bodies so far, and more people are feared missing. Thirteen people managed to reach safety on dry land.
  • As storm approaches Southern California, evacuations ordered for L.A. hillsides

    02/09/2010 1:47:28 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 27 replies · 924+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 9, 2010 | Tony Barboza and Robert J. Lopez
    Foothill areas north of Los Angeles are under a flash flood watch as another winter storm approaches, threatening burn areas with more mudslides and prompting mandatory evacuations for hundreds of homes. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to drop between 1/3 of an inch to 2 inches of rain starting Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday night, said forecasters with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Though the storm will be patchy and "showery," forecasters said it could dump more than a half-inch of rain an hour in some areas. Los Angeles County authorities issued mandatory evacuation orders Monday night for more than...
  • Tourists paying $500 for Machu Picchu evacuation

    01/27/2010 10:19:30 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 19 replies · 884+ views
    timesonline ^ | January 27, 2010
    Desperate tourists are paying up to $500 (£300) to get on helicopters out of the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru after torrential rains set off mudslides that have killed up to ten people. Britons are among the 1,500 still trapped in the area three days after the heaviest rains in 15 years flooded the area over the weekend. Rudy Chalco, a tour guide with a group of elderly Europeans, said that the rescuers were not complying with the government's orders to prioritise the evacuation of children, the elderly and sick, and that some were paying to skip...
  • CA: Officials: Threat Of Mudslides Still Looms ( Last storm lingers over Los Angeles yet)

    01/22/2010 8:52:22 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 105 replies · 1,552+ views
    CBS2 ^ | Jan 22, 2010 7:46 am US/Pacific | CBS
    LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (CBS) ― [Storm-battered Southern California is beginning to dry out after a wild week of storms that flooded streets, spawned at least a few tornados, and left a trail of damage, but mudslides could still be a concern, but with predictions for more showers Friday, the supersaturated ground threatened to send damaging debris downhill. Officials have said the risk of mudslides can last up to 72hours after the rains have stopped. Hundreds of evacuees forced from homes in foothill communities are expected to learn sometime Friday whether it's safe for them to return home. Authorities said...
  • Storm moves ashore as (So. Calif) officials brace for mudslides, coastal flooding

    01/20/2010 1:26:50 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 31 replies · 893+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Jan. 20, 2010 | LA Times
    A powerful new storm was pushing ashore this morning as officials prepared for more mudslides and coastal flooding. According to the National Weather Service, today's storm -- the third in as many days -- is expected to dump 1 to 2 inches of rain in the L.A. basin and valley areas and 3 to 4 inches in foothill and mountain areas. The brunt of the storm is supposed to hit around noon. Officials issued a flash flood watch and thunderstorm warning for the region, forecasting sustained rainfall and fierce winds. Forecasters say the strongest drenching could occur Thursday, with up...
  • First of 3 Pacific storms hit Southern California; hillside residents prepare for mudslides

    01/18/2010 12:39:22 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 21 replies · 672+ views
    LA Times ^ | Jan. 18, 2010 | Ann M. Simmons, Patrick J. McDonnell
    The first in a series of powerful Pacific storms began sweeping through Southern California today, causing hazardous driving conditions and high surf and prompting flash-flood warnings for fire-ravaged hillsides. “It looks like we’re definitely in for a rainy week,” said Bill Patzert, a meteorologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge. “It’s going to get heavier and messier.” Experts said the system -- consisting of three major storms -- could be among the most powerful to batter the region since 2005, when record rains drenched the area, causing havoc on roads and hillsides. The National Weather Service was...
  • CA: 64 Homes Evacuated In La Canada Flintridge (Los Angeles Area)

    01/18/2010 4:37:27 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies · 817+ views
    CBS2 ^ | Jan 18, 2010 4:18 pm US/Pacific
    LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) ― Click to enlarge1 of 1 All the catch basins designed to keep mud and debris from sliding downhill are full. CBS Related Stories Command Post Established For Storm Emergencies(1/19/2010) Authorities have ordered the evacuation of 64 homes in the Paradise Valley area of La Canada Flintridge. Another 42 homeowners were told to be ready to leave if necessary. The neighborhood was scarred by last summer's massive wildfire and officials aren't taking chances as heavy rains continue to pound the area.
  • Pasadena's Devil's Gate Dam could be put to the test

    11/29/2009 4:03:19 PM PST · by americanophile · 8 replies · 1,051+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 28, 2009 | Baxter Holmes
    Twelve years ago, the idea of a giant mudslide barreling down the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena was considered only a distant possibility. Nevertheless, the Devil's Gate Dam underwent a major enhancement that took two years to complete and enabled one of the oldest dams in Los Angeles County to withstand a potential massive debris flow. At the time, engineers thought the improvements might be overkill because conditions would never be extreme enough to test the dam's strength, at least not in their lifetimes. "Not a chance," recalled Brad Boman, engineering manager of water services at Pasadena Water and Power. But...
  • Alert: California spared from expected mudslides

    10/14/2009 5:11:44 PM PDT · by Murp · 10 replies · 390+ views
    Vanity | 10-14-2009 | Murp
    ABC news just reported that California has been spared from the EXPECTED mud slides that were to have caused catastrophic conditions brought on by recent rainfall. Dadgum, a scare crisis lost to reality.
  • CA: FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT--- NWS San Diego - Southern California

    12/15/2008 8:20:41 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 77 replies · 1,523+ views
    Accuweather ^ | 802 AM PST MON DEC 15 2008 | NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
    FLASH FLOOD STATEMENTNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA802 AM PST MON DEC 15 2008 CAC059-065-071-151715-/O.CON.KSGX.FF.W.0054.000000T0000Z-081215T1715Z//00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/SAN BERNARDINO CA-RIVERSIDE CA-ORANGE CA-802 AM PST MON DEC 15 2008 ...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 915 AM PST FOR THYEFREEWAY BURN AREA IN NORTH CENTRAL ORANGE...EXTREME NORTHWESTERNRIVERSIDE AND EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTIES... AT 800 AM PST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TOINDICATE RAIN...HEAVY AT TIMES...MOVING ACROSS THE FREEWAY COMPLEX.HEAVY RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO BRING A THREAT FOR FLOODING OR DEBRISFLOWS THROUGH 9 15 AM. LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO YORBALINDA...AND PORTIONS OF BREA AND ANAHEIM. URGENT...
  • Mudslide photo spurs look at logging practices

    12/16/2007 12:37:03 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 22 replies · 1,048+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 12/16/07 | Hal Bernton
    Nearly 3 ½ years ago, Weyerhaeuser asked state officials for approval to clear-cut 106 acres on a steep mountain slope fronting on Stillman Creek in Lewis County. This was a slide-prone drainage. But a Weyerhaeuser geologist found "no potentially unstable areas" in the area to be harvested and the state approved the logging. Earlier this month, the huge storm that enveloped Southwest Washington triggered numerous slides on this slope. Slides crashed into Stillman Creek, a major tributary of the South Fork of Chehalis River, adding to the destructive mix of mud, wood debris and floodwaters that inundated homes and farms...
  • Philippines - 469 dead or missing in Albay mudslides

    12/01/2006 7:48:26 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 558+ views
    LEGASPI - At least 469 people were dead or missing after rivers of mud and volcanic ash triggered by typhoon Reming (international codename Durian) swamped villages in Albay province, disaster officials said Saturday. The National Disaster Coordinating Council said the victims were all in the Bicol region, which bore the full brunt of the storm on Thursday. All the deaths were around the Mount Mayon volcano where mud and ash flows driven by torrential rain swamped villages on Thursday night. ~ snip ~
  • Philippines - Mayon mudflows bury eight villages; 18 confirmed dead (Hundreds missing)

    11/30/2006 8:09:30 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 2,345+ views
    INQ7.net (Philippines) ^ | November 30, 2006 | Joel Guinto, Ephraim Aguilar
    (2nd UPDATE) MUDFLOWS from the slopes of the Mayon volcano, triggered by heavy rains from typhoon "Reming" (international codename: Durian) buried at least eight villages, killing up to 20 people and prompting search and rescue operations for an unspecified number of missing, local and disaster officials said Friday. But the Associated Press, quoting a report by Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal, said that up to 100 people may have been killed or injured in one village after it was swamped by rain-soaked volcanic debris. Padang is on the foothills of the volcano, which erupted in July, depositing millions of...
  • Storms, Floods, Mudslides Tie Up D.C. Area (and the Whole Mid-Atlantic)

    06/26/2006 8:30:28 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 48 replies · 1,596+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 6/26/2006 | Marty Niland
    Storms, floods, mudslides tie up D.C. areaBy MARTY NILAND, Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON - Flooding from a weekend of heavy rain shut down the Justice Department building, Internal Revenue Service headquarters and the National Archives on Monday, and created a nightmare for commuters with washed-out roads, mud blocking the Capital Beltway and delays on the area's rail lines. District of Columbia officials urged people to avoid the flooded downtown areas. "They need to give us time to make sure everything's OK," said Michelle Pourciau, the acting director of the D.C. Department of Transportation. "We know that more rain is coming ......
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Storms Dump Rain on Northern California, Triggering Mudslides; Man Still Buried

    04/13/2006 5:49:24 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 4 replies · 336+ views
    www.foxnews.com ^ | Thursday , April 13, 2006
    Storms Dump Rain on Northern California, Triggering Mudslides; Man Still Buried SAN FRANCISCO — Storms that dumped up to 6 inches of rain over 24 hours triggered mudslides across Northern California, burying an elderly man in an avalanche of mud, closing roads and forcing the evacuation of several homes. Dozens of rescue workers in Mill Valley searched for Walter Guthrie, 73, whose home was hit by a slide that was about 50 feet wide and 12- to 14-feet deep. Rescue teams used a crane to remove the debris and planned to tear down the house to locate the missing man...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • California Storm Updates

    01/01/2006 10:44:31 AM PST · by sissyjane · 53 replies · 1,217+ views
    Vanity
    Well Californians are you ready for the next round? Post your storm info here, so we can stay updated.
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by freerepublic.com shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the freerepublic.com forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • Something Every Zottee Should Realize

    11/17/2005 6:15:41 AM PST · by Turkey Day · 270 replies · 7,570+ views
    <p>You people are jerks. Not likeable jerks either, but the kind folks would like to smack in the back of the head with a shovel. Think Judge Snells from Caddyshack or Neidermier from Animal House.</p> <p>I know this probably comes as a shock to you, but if you do some serious soul searching, you'll realize that I am right.</p>
  • Russian ZOT "Meta-Group" Behind 9/11?

    11/03/2005 4:55:34 PM PST · by snowback · 148 replies · 3,954+ views
    Lobster. The Journal of Parapolitics ^ | 10/29/05 | Peter Dale Scott
    Concluding Question: The Meta-Group and the United States Government It seems clear that the meta-group, with its influential connections on at least three continents, was powerful enough to effect changes, through the Russian 9/11, in Russian history. The question arises whether they could similarly effect changes in American history as well. As we have seen Russian sources claim that the U.S. Government has had access to he meta-group, for such especially sensitive projects as the assassination of Abu al Walid al-Hamadi. They claim the meta-group's involvement in a number of U.S.-sponsored regime changes in eastern Europe, from the overthrow of...
  • Recent Landslides In La Conchita, California Belong To Much Larger Prehistoric Slide

    10/31/2005 4:20:42 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 883+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 10-31-2005 | UCSB
    Recent Landslides In La Conchita, California Belong To Much Larger Prehistoric Slide The deadly landslide that killed 10 people and destroyed approximately 30 homes in La Conchita, California last January is but a tiny part of a much larger slide, called the Rincon Mountain slide, discovered by Larry D. Gurrola, geologist and graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The slide started many thousands of years ago and will continue generating slides in the future, reported Gurrola at the national meeting of the Geological Society of America today in Salt Lake City. Mudslides at La Conchita. (Image courtesy...
  • Calif. thunderstorms trigger mudslides

    10/18/2005 6:47:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 446+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/18/05 | Peter Prengaman - ap
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A spectacular series of thunderstorms rolled through Southern California, bringing walnut-sized hail and bursts of heavy rain that triggered mudslides and shut down the main highway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Parts of the region remained under a severe weather watch early Tuesday. Interstate 5 was closed for about five hours Monday in both directions about 65 miles north of Los Angeles, because of mudslides and up to four feet of standing water on the road, said California Highway Patrol spokesman Johnny Fisher. "There's a few feet of mud all over the roadway," Fisher said....
  • Streets Cleared Near Slide(Latest on Laguna Beach, CA mudslides)

    06/02/2005 9:56:39 AM PDT · by kellynla · 14 replies · 963+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | June 2, 2005 | JOHN McDONALD
    LAGUNA BEACH – Private vehicles were removed overnight from residential streets approaching the destructive landslide so that teams of geologists, engineers and utility-repair crews can assess the damage and the potential danger that remains, city officials said today. There were no reports of further slides or property damage overnight. The Red Cross has set up a service center at the Laguna Beach Boys and Girls Club, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road, and it will be open today and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will provide services to Laguna Beach residents displaced by the slide who are in need...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Why Want Bush Do Something about the cost of gas? (ZOT!!! He awaits orders from Juwish Modz.)

    03/23/2005 4:07:55 PM PST · by John Zell · 175 replies · 8,487+ views
    Gas costs so much. I cant afford it. Why want Bush do something? Don't say he can't. His daddy or his handlers could be on the phone in 2 minutes with the Rothchilds and by 1 week, oil prices would be under $20 and gas would be 1 dollar a gallon. You know it and I know it. Why want he? Do you know? Is there sombody we can call? Plaese advice.
  • A first look at whether the new Vargas tragedy could have been averted

    02/13/2005 10:15:30 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 245+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Feb. 13, 2005 | Miguel Octavio
    Introduction During the last week, the weather in Venezuela has been extremely atypical with rainfall establishing records and flash floods killing over one hundred people while thousands have lost their homes. This is obviously an abnormal natural phenomenon and nobody can be blamed for it. However, the case of Vargas state, a densely populated and small state north of Caracas, is very particular, because that state was the victim of an even larger tragedy in December 99, when tens of thousands were killed due to generalized mudslides. That tragedy was like nothing Venezuela had ever seen in its history, coinciding...
  • CA: 3 Killed as Unrelenting Storms Batter Southland

    01/10/2005 12:41:02 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 429+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 10, 2005 | Jia-Rui Chong, Amanda Covarrubias and Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writers
    Flooding and mudslides close roads and damage houses. Rain is expected to last through Tuesday. A fourth day of thrashing thunderstorms began to take a heavier toll on Southern California on Sunday with at least three deaths blamed on the rain, as flooding and mudslides forced road closures and emergency crews carried out harrowing rescue operations.**************************************************** The storms had stalled over an area of the Pacific Ocean on Sunday evening, a few hundred miles off the coast of Point Conception, west of Santa Barbara, said Bruce Rockwell, a specialist with the National Weather Service. "It's stationary off the coast and...
  • I'm so stupid, I signed up and got the Zot.

    12/21/2004 12:25:42 PM PST · by hk409 · 36,161 replies · 219,508+ views
  • El Niño conditions may be developing in the Pacific

    08/06/2004 8:24:31 AM PDT · by socal_parrot · 48 replies · 1,036+ views
    WASHINGTON &#8211; Warming water temperatures in the central equatorial Pacific last month may indicate the start of a new El Niño. El Niño, which can affect weather conditions around the world, is often first seen as increased sea surface temperatures in the Pacific along with changes in wind patterns. Sea surface temperatures rose nearly 1 degree Fahrenheit above normal in July, with even higher readings to the east, the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center said on Thursday. The temperature increases, the agency said, "indicate the possible early stages of a warm episode." The report noted that the normal easterly...
  • Save us from the saviors(CA wildfires)

    01/04/2004 9:02:09 AM PST · by kellynla · 19 replies · 643+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 1/4/2004 | CHRISTOPHER DICUS
    <p>The fires are out for now, but real dangers still threaten Southern California, as the toll of Christmas Day mudslides have shown.</p> <p>Winter rains have begun to trigger mass erosion and mudslides on exposed slopes, setting back forest restoration and further impacting some wildlife habitats already scarred by fire. Further, tens of thousands of beetle-killed trees still stand like kindling over the San Bernardino Mountains, primed to fuel another wildfire.</p>
  • Charley Reese Examines Natural Disasters: "Loans and Grants"

    11/03/2003 5:51:08 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 248+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 11-03-03 | Reese, Charley
    Loans And Grants It's too bad Southern California isn't part of Iraq. If it were, then the federal aid it will get would be in the form of grants instead of loans. If Southern California were Israel, it could get $4 billion a year in grants without fires. Even so, it's better to be temporarily scorched Southern California than part of Iraq. Iraq doesn't have forest fires, but that's because there are no forests. Iraq has sandstorms instead. Israel is afflicted with perpetual war. It's sad to see so many lose their homes, but it's just nature. Southern California has...
  • West Coast Weather Alert - Part DeuX

    12/18/2002 6:19:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 492+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | Bee Metro Staff
    <p>Another powerful storm is expected to hit Northern California on Thursday, the National Weather Service forecasts.</p> <p>The upcoming storm will produce strong winds and significant rains and mountain snow.</p> <p>Winds are forecast to increase along the coastal range late Wednesday night. Winds will continue to increase over the interior Thursday as the storm moves inland.</p>
  • West Coast awaits next big storm, worries over slides, avalanches

    12/17/2002 8:42:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 345+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 12/17/02 | Anna Oberthur
    <p>Carlsbad Detective Sgt. Bob Wick, left, looks for evidence as tow truck driver Rusty Russell helps remove a car from the Auga Hedionda Creek in Carlsbad early Tuesday. Three women died and two were injured trying to cross the swollen creek Monday night after heavy rains.</p>